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News & Information for Northern Virginia Branch Class

Classes

The Northern Virginia Branch offers in-person classes year-round on Thursdays (except holidays) from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

All classes meet in person at The Woman's Club of Arlington, 700 S. Buchanan St., Arlington, VA.

Summer 2024 monthly Zoom classes will be on select Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. EDT. There is a $5 Zoom class drop-in fee, which can be paid at the PayPal link under General Classes. For further information, please email rscdsnova@gmail.com.

Beginner Classes

Scottish Country Dancing has been enjoyed in the barns, ballrooms and village halls of Scotland for at least 250 years. You don't need a partner, since it's common practice to dance with different partners during a night of dancing, and you don't need to have Scottish heritage, either!

Perfect for people with no or limited experience in dance, Scottish Country Dancing is a social activity!

For class, it's best to wear soft-soled sneakers, jazz or ballet shoes; loaner dance shoes, or ghillies, are also available.

Email us at nova@rscds-greaterdc.org for details!

General Classes

For Summer 2024 (May through August), cost for in-person class is a drop-in fee of $8 for RSCDS Northern Virginia members and $10 for non-members. Dancers may pay using the online link below, by cash, or by check payable to RSCDS Northern Virginia Branch.

Pay drop-in fee on-line (PayPal):
Click the down arrow in the box below to see the options (non-member, member, Zoom). Then, please enter the class date(s) for which you are paying. After you have added the class drop-in fee to the PayPal shopping cart, please verify that the quantity matches the number of dates you entered.

Class Drop-In Fee
Class Date(s)

Alternatively, Northern Virginia Branch members may pay $125 for the Summer 2024 (May through August) session in person, or online under Northern Virginia Branch Membership.

Branch Information

Dances Taught

Missed a class, or want to know the name of a dance done in class? Check the dances taught, September 2014-present, also May 2005-April 2008.

Snow Policy

There is no dancing if the Arlington Public Schools close due to inclement weather.

Information on local closings and delays: